Poets’ Thursday: One Last Chance

Poets' Thursday

As the news of your spring wedding

Down into my ears trickled

I longed and hoped

I asked for just one chance;


One chance to look into your beautiful bold eyes

To stare deep and not break the gaze

With hands intertwined and say

I am in love with you.


One chance to reminisce

Years spent in each other’s embrace

To gather in a time-glass our precious moments

And store for our unborn children a great love story

With our back on the ground and face to the stars

To grow old together and be buried side by side.


One chance for you to step into the birth-room

And help unfurl our angels

To share our sorrows and joys alike

To smile in triumph over the fights we overcame to be together.

And be assured that together we will win the future.



One chance to wake up from this dream

And not hear of your precious bride

To cherish the possibility

That together we will always be

To say I’ll always love you.


One chance to realize that it’s not too late

To wish all the sadness away

And all the tears cease.

To meet our parents and their blessings obtain

One last chance to say “till death do us part”





PS: I wrote these lines on your wedding eve

PPS:  I realize I can never love you as much as you deserve hence like a bird not designed not be caged, I am glad I let you fly.



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12 replies added

  1. Yemie October 2, 2015 Reply

    Aw! What a sweet misery, bittersweet; drew tears from my eyes!
    Perfect lines Hadassah, once one’s able to get past the gloom and sadness this ‘monsterpiece’ oozes of! These greatly seduces and the grisly picture you painted here, is commonplace with a handful of people, who can truly relate with it! You did terrific with this, it stings too much!

    I read the footnote and I wondered if the Narrator woulda made good this one chance, if it was availed her! What’s mine, really, really mine; will not pass me by! And if this was meant to be, it’d have been, especially seeing as certain doubts are being nursed, as it applies to not loving the other enough, as it oughta be! Maybe, just maybe; it was for the best!

    Thanks for sharing Chisom and many congrats on moving house! I wish you God’s best as you chart a new course and I hope you find fulfillment amidst having lotsa fun, as you soldier on!

    • WAW-Admin1 October 3, 2015 Reply

      As is usual with you, Yem-yem, you leave me with so much to say but too little know-how of precise expression. Thank you, dearie … we aim to please 🙂

    • Haddasah October 3, 2015 Reply

      Maybe it was for the best Yemie.

      Just maybe. Thank you for your kind words

      • Chisom October 4, 2015 Reply

        Ah look who showed up! Haddasah! Great piece of work there … did I say that already? 😉

  2. Debby October 4, 2015 Reply



    • Chisom October 4, 2015 Reply

      Not sure if it’s the name or the piece you love more, Debby … but so far say na love, we’ll take it 🙂
      Thank you!

  3. Uncle Phil October 28, 2015 Reply

    When u meet someone and it feels perfect for u, you can see a future together, den d person falls for someone else n u r like “how is dis even possible!?”. And then there are the “what ifs” you have to be tormented with. Some ppl have it rougher than others
    This let’s us into the vulnerability and truth of really falling for someone, a place I don’t want to be. Well done Hadassah!

    • Chisom October 29, 2015 Reply

      Another macho guy living the ‘never-gon-fall-no-not-me’ script.loool. I wish you luck with that, Uncle Phil

  4. Uncle Phil October 29, 2015 Reply

    Chisom, I don’t mean that I won’t fall, I just wish dat I won’t find myself in this situation, its “a place I don’t want to be”. I feel vulnerabilty is one of the appealing things about love, being “naked and not ashamed”. You sorta feel crappy after you go ahead and strip down before someone who would only inspect you n walk away, lol

    • Chisom October 29, 2015 Reply

      Crappy? That’s an understatement, man. DEAD is what you feel if someone ever does that to you.lol.
      I get your point now, bro. Thanks.

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